Barcelona reveals it has financial strength to sign Luis Suarez
Barcelona claims it has the financial power to lure Luis Suarez to the Nou Camp this summer.
Despite being sent home from the World Cup in disgrace, Suarez has been touted as the club’s prime transfer target this summer and could cost up to £85 million.
Barca have already spent 42million euro (£33.6 million) on capturing midfielder Ivan Rakitic from Sevilla and goalkeepers Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo from Borussia Monchengladbach and Real Sociedad respectively, but pocketed around £30million in the sale of Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea.
The club’s economic vice president Javier Faus insists there is plenty more money to buy whoever coach Luis Enrique wants.
Speaking at the announcement of a sponsorship deal between the club and appliances company Beko, Faus explained the club’s finances were in rude health.
"In the last three years Barca have been earning money and reducing their debt at a large rate and are stronger financially," he said.
"We can realize all the sporting challenges and signings our coaches and sporting director want."
Barcelona are reported to be in negotiations with Liverpool for Suarez, with Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez as a possible makeweight in the transfer.
If the transfer is completed, Barca would be able to field a potentially terrifying front three of the Uruguayan, Lionel Messi and Neymar.
However, the club are also expected to sign a central defender, with long-standing captain Carles Puyol hanging up his boots at the end of last season.